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The cappuccino did not become popular in the United States until the 1980s. The origin of the drink goes back hundreds of years throughout Europe and Italy. In Europe, coffee was prepared according to the Ottoman style. The coffee beans and water were boiled with sugar occasionally added. The French and British began filtering out the beans during the late 1700s. As time passed, the popularity of brewed and filtered coffee increased. The first cappuccino originated during the 1700s in Viennese coffee houses. The drink was called the Kapuziner. Advertisements run during 1850’s described the drink as coffee with spices,…

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Chocolate gets a lot of hype, but a delectable vanilla cupcake will always be a tasty classic. The secret is to make sure they are moist and fluffy. While the quick box mixes can get the job done, there’s something special about whisking a batch up from scratch. Sour Cream Vanilla Cupcakes Makes 16 cupcakes Cupcake Ingredients 14 oz. all-purpose flour 8 oz. granulated white sugar A large pinch of baking soda 1.5 tsp baking powder A large pinch of kosher salt 6 oz. melted unsalted butter 3 egg whites separated from yolk at room temperature 1 tbsp real vanilla…

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We’re all probably a little too familiar with the mess that is otherwise known as cleaning out the inside of a pumpkin to prepare it for being carved, but how often do those insides end up in the trash? If you haven’t previously considered ways to use pumpkin seeds in other recipes, now is the time to reconsider all of the possibilities these vitamin packed seeds have to offer. The first step to saving and using seeds from a pumpkin is to place them in a colander and thoroughly rinse them off. Once you’ve done that, spread them out on…

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Now that fall has arrived, the time has come to start dreaming about luscious and heart-warming fall desserts made from everything from apples to pumpkins. Some of the best no-bake dessert recipes are described below. 1) Vermont Maple No-Bake Cookies You will need: • One-quarter cup unsalted butter • One-half tablespoon vanilla extract • One-half cup pure maple syrup • One-quarter cup almond butter • Pinch of salt • Two tablespoons milk • Three-quarter cup old fashioned oats Combine your milk, maple syrup and butter in a small saucepan. Set for medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Boil for…

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Halloween is just around the corner. If you take your kids trick-or-treating, you will probably be eating a lot of Halloween candy. However, some of these treats are terrible for you. Here are some Halloween candies you might want to think about having in moderation this year. Candy Corn This candy isn’t everyone’s first choice for Halloween candy, and it is very unhealthy. Candy Corn is loaded with sugar, containing 28 grams in about 19 pieces. In that same serving there are 140 calories. It’s very easy to consume upwards of 1,000 calories of this colorful little treat without even…

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Boston Cream Pie is a misnomer for a layered cake with a custard filling and a chocolate ganache icing. It is theorized that the reason it may have been called a pie is that mid-nineteenth century American baking was often done in pie tins only because they were more readily available than cake pans. The Parker House Hotel in Boston lays claim to having served the very first Boston Cream Pies. The hotel opened its doors in 1856. The French chef Sanzian was hired for the opening of the hotel and created the Boston Cream Pie. It originally went by…

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Notably, the most spooktacular part of fall is Halloween. Ghouls, witches, wizards, mummies, and more will show up at your front door to trick or treat or arrive for a party. One of the best aspects of throwing a Halloween party is getting creative with the Halloween themed food and decorations. There are some spooky treats to thrill your guests from the smallest little monster to the oldest vampire. Chocolate Apple Cat Faces Candied apples get a Halloween makeover with this simple recipe. Chocolate sprinkles and frosting turn a healthy apple into a party favorite. Witch’s Bubbly Brew Punch Fresh…

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No matter where people live when summer turns to fall, there is a change in the focus of food and especially desserts. Perhaps, it the groceries selling more fall fruits or the sight of mountains of pumpkins, bottles of apple cider or apple pies that turn our thoughts to mouth watering fall desserts. Get Creative with Your Fall Desserts Instead of the same old fall desserts, try a few new sweet treats. Be a little adventurous and experiment with desserts you’ve never tried before. For example, try the ancient fruit, quince, in recipes for pies, tarts and bar cookies. This…

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It’s Taco Day 2019! This is a day not just to celebrate one of the most popular foods in the world, but also to appreciate its history and inclusion into the American kitchen. The USA pays homage to one of the coolest foods on the planet by celebrating it every year on October the 4th. We’ve put together a little research to get you acquainted with the celebration, answer the ancient enigma of what makes a taco “a taco,” and give you some ideas on how to celebrate this day. Tacos 101: The First Tacos Obviously, it is impossible to…

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Pumpkin seeds are so much more than what you find in those snack packs of salt-coated seeds. These seeds, also known as pepitas, are a good source of minerals and dietary fiber, especially when consumed raw. They are great for digestion. In Central America, the pumpkin seed has been eaten for ages as a method to expel intestinal worms. There are many ways to incorporate pumpkin seeds into your diet. Here are some delicious and healthy recipes you might want to try. Pumpkin and Sunflower Seed Granola Ingredients: • 2-3/4 cups rolled oats • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut •…

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